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Sanjeev Sethi, M.D., Ph.D.

  1. Pathologist


  1. Rochester, Minnesota



Dr. Sanjeev Sethi is a pathologist specializing in the diagnosis of kidney diseases. His focus and recent work include the following:

  • Kidney diseases resulting from monoclonal gammopathy, complement disorders, and autoimmune diseases
  • Classification of kidney diseases based on the underlying etiology
  • Identification of the causes of membranous nephropathy
  • Devising kidney biopsy scoring system such as chronicity scores to assess response to treatment and prognosis in kidney diseases
  • Application of proteomics in the diagnosis of kidney diseases
  • Membranoproliferative glomerulonephritis
  • Complement disorders including C3 glomerulopathy
  • Membranous nephropathy
  • Monoclonal immunoglobulin-associated renal diseases
  • Focal segmental glomerulosclerosis
  • Proteomics in glomerular disease
  1. 2001
    Fellow - Renal Pathology and Vascular Biology, Department of PathologyBrigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School
  2. 1999
    Resident - Pathology and Laboratory MedicineYale University
  3. 1995
    PhD - Molecular and Experimental PathologyAlbany Medical College
  4. 1989
    MD - PathologySarojini Naidu Medical College
  5. 1986
    Resident - 6 month long residencies in Orthopedics and PediatricsSafdarjang Hospital
  6. 1985
    MB BS - Medical SchoolAssam Medical College, University of Dibrugarh


  1. 1999
    Anatomic & Clinical PathologyAmerican Board of Pathology

Awards and honors

  1. 2022
    Conrad L. Pirani Lecture 2022Columbia University
  2. 2021
    Mayo Clinic Distinguished Clinician Award 2021Mayo Clinic
  3. 2020
    Jacob Churg Award 2020Renal Pathology Society
  4. 2000
    Scientist Development AwardAmerican Heart Association
  5. 1999
    College of American Pathologists Foundation Scholars AwardCollege of American Pathologists
  6. 1995
    Graduate Studies Program Award. Honorable Mention for Excellence in ResearchAlbany Medical College
  7. 1994
    Graduate Studies Program Award in Recognition of Excellence in ResearchAlbany Medical College
  8. 1994
    Dean's Certificate and Leonard Procita Prize for the Most Outstanding Research PresentationAlbany Medical College
  9. 1989
    Best Thesis AwardSarojini Naidu Medical College

Professional memberships

  1. 2011
    Faculty MemberNational Kidney Foundation
  2. 2010 - present
    Faculty MemberInternational Society of Nephrology
  3. 2008 - present
    Invited Abstract ReviewerAmerican Society of Nephrology
  4. 2001 - present
    MemberAmerican Society of Nephrology
  5. 2001 - present
    MemberInternational Society of Nephrology
  6. 1999 - present
    MemberRenal Pathology Society
    MemberUnited States and Canadian Academy of Pathology